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Does Running Cause Arthritis? Picture of a group of 6 caucasian males and females jogging.

Does Running Cause Arthritis?

It is a popular belief that the wear and tear of running causes osteoarthritis of the knees and other joints. Doctors now know this is not true. According to exercise scientist Paul Williams, studies show quite the opposite. [1] Williams heads up the National Runner’s Health Study as well as the National Walkers’ Health Study. […]




Snoring? Trouble Sleeping? Try Exercise. Picture of a caucasian male sleeping in bed and a caucasian female holding her pillow around her ears.

Snoring? Trouble Sleeping? Try Exercise.

Insufficient or low-quality sleep may be more than an annoyance. It can be a major health concern meriting a visit to your general practitioner or a sleep specialist. Difficulty sleeping that impairs activities of daily living and lasts greater than three months meets the clinical definition of insomnia. Insomnia can be a disorder or a […]




Does Running Cause Arthritis? Group of 6 caucasians 3 female and 3 males jogging.

Does Running Cause Arthritis?

It is a popular belief that the wear and tear of running causes osteoarthritis of the knees and other joints. Doctors now know this is not true. According to exercise scientist Paul Williams, studies show quite the opposite. [1] Williams heads up the National Runner’s Health Study as well as the National Walkers’ Health Study. […]




Tennis Elbow Pain. Picture of a caucasian male getting his elbow checked by a black female physical therapist.

Tennis Elbow Pain

Tennis elbow refers to a repetitive use disorder causing recurring pain on the outside of the elbow. While this condition is all too familiar to experienced tennis players, the majority of cases actually seem to be related to work or recreational activities that involve repetitive use of the forearm muscle, or wrist & hand. (1)(2) […]




Low Back Pain vs. Self Care. Picture of a young caucasian female getting her back worked on by a young caucasian female.

Low Back Pain vs. Self Care

Nonspecific low back pain (LBP) ranks as one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal disorders. The majority of costs related to low back pain are not from the initial complaint. The majority of costs stem from recurrence. (1-2) When low back pain recurs, patients return for further passive treatments initiating what some have qualified […]




Plantar Fasciosis and Physical Therapy. Picture of a caucasian male on a treatment table having his foot worked on by a caucasian male physical therapist.

Plantar Fasciosis and Physical Therapy

Foot pain can be extremely uncomfortable. Plantar fasciosis is a common cause.  Weight bearing on the feet can make this uncomfortable and, in some cases, almost impossible to walk or stand. Being flat footed, overweight, having tight calf muscles, and standing for long periods of time are causes of plantar fasciosis. Symptoms can result in […]




Bicycling Benefits. Picture of a caucasian male and female on bicycles.

Bicycling Benefits

Bicycling is not only fun, but also a low-impact way to reduce health risks. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. What better way to exercise that is cheap and good for the environment?[1] Cycling on a regular basis stimulates and improves heart, lungs, and circulation, helping […]




Gardening for Health. Picture of an elderly male and female working in their garden.

Gardening for Health

Anybody who’s ever weeded a row of turnips, planted petunias, or mowed a thriving lawn knows that gardening can be hard work. That hard work pays off in more ways than having the best roses on the block or a tasty salad. Gardening in its various forms has a multitude of benefits: Increase hand strength, […]




Do I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear? Do I Need Surgery? Picture of a young caucasian male having his shoulder checked.

Do I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear? Do I Need Surgery?

The shoulder can move in all sorts of ways. Unfortunately, this sets the shoulder up for tears and injuries. Did you know, roughly one in four people age 60+ have tears in their rotator cuffs?1 People of all ages can tear the rotator cuff, but most tears are non-painful. However, some tears can be debilitating. […]




Is Sitting Too Much Bad for Your Brain? Picture of an elderly black male, an elderly caucasian female, and an elderly caucasian male all walking while on treadmills.

Is Sitting Too Much Bad for Your Brain?

According to research at UCLA, changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory are associated with sitting too much.[1] The study involved people ages 45 to 75. An MRI of each person provided a look at the region of the brain involved with the formation of new memories. The study did […]






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